Galway City East

Owen Hanley is driven and enthusiastic to help create a bold, new vision for Galway city that puts people first. The Eastside has been deprived of ambitious public representation that supports communities, delivers solutions, and cares about people.<

Owen is a Galway native who recently completed his Bachelor Degree in English, Sociology & Politics, and over the summer finished his Masters in Human Rights Law.

Owen has not only studied and understands the socio-economic factors that impact people’s lives but as a child of austerity he knows the cost of regressive politics.

A progressive activist from a young age Owen Hanley has campaigned for gender equality, third level funding, an end to the housing crisis, the re-election of Michael D. Higgins, and repeal of the 8th amendment.

“The next 5-year council term will define Galway for the next 50. We will sleep-walk our way to a sprawling, choked-up, and ugly metro or we can become a modern and unique European city.”

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1 day ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

Disappointing to see the #BeefPlan disputes continue. Rural Ireland already has so little support. Important though that this movement has workers supporting each other. Both farmers and factory workers need proper protections from abuse factory operators ... See MoreSee Less

Disappointing to see the #BeefPlan disputes continue. Rural Ireland already has so little support. Important though that this movement has workers supporting each other. Both farmers and factory workers need proper protections from abuse factory operators

3 days ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

It's disappointing to see the skate park in Millienium Park remain closed for such a long time. There are so little activities for this city for those under 18 as it stands, it's unacceptable to see what we have be inaccessible. I've made representation to the Council to reopen the park asap ... See MoreSee Less

Its disappointing to see the skate park in Millienium Park remain closed for such a long time. There are so little activities for this city for those under 18 as it stands, its unacceptable to see what we have be inaccessible. Ive made representation to the Council to reopen the park asap

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Doing great work

Good on you Owen!

Some of us over 18 use it too!

3 days ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

On RTÉ talking about how Noel Grealish's comments don't reflect Galway. The calls to resign are fair, but we can't control that. What we can control is who we choose as our representatives. That's why I'm supporting Niall O Tuathail for the Dáil, for a new kind of TD that actually represents my Galway.

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“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on Galway TD Noel Grealish to withdraw remarks he made about asylum seekers earlier this week | Read more: t.co/FQu4izNPfZ t.co/S3cYOhnvr0
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Well Owen , Noel Grealish represents my type of Galway amongst a lot of other people,which is a lot more than can be said about yourself and O Tuathail

Should be Taoiseach Leo that gives all Irish people apology for letting scumb bag landlords to profit on rents been charged.to all his Irish children sleeping in hotels

He should be sacked! Calling for withdrawal is pointless it won’t mean he is in any way apologetic! 🤬

4 days ago

Cllr Owen Hanley

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Childcare places in Galway are so tight that many places have waiting lists to get on waiting lists. Yet @tusla is proposing to close Puddle Duck in Shantalla with 30 days notice because it's not passing a building regulation that poses no real risk to children. No common sense.

Disappointing to see the #BeefPlan disputes continue. Rural Ireland already has so little support. Important though that this movement has workers supporting each other. Both farmers and factory workers need proper protections from abuse factory operators

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